HC Deb 27 July 1960 vol 627 c154W
73. Mr. P. Browne

asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that area licensing authorities are issuing licences in cases where the work for which the applications are made is already being carried out; and what steps he proposes to take in the matter.

Mr. Hay

The issue of carriers' licences is wholly within the statutory responsibility of licensing authorities. We cannot intervene, but we shall, of course, be happy to make inquiries as to the facts of any particular case my hon. Friend has in mind.